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    Saturday May 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    75 minutes

    Join us for a presentation from Scott G. Elliott, CPA. Learn about age appropriate “teachable moments” for kids of all ages – from as young as 5 to young adults. Ensure your child’s future financial independence with our tips and best practices.

  • Saturday May 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, April 22, 2024 - 10:00am

    Curious about Dungeons and Dragons, or just learning how to play and need some practise? Give it a try with this one-session-long adventure for beginners! D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which your characters explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Learn the basic rules of this popular game as you undertake an adventure with fellow players!  

    The adventure we will be playing will be announced soon.

    This program is for ages 12-16. 

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    Saturday May 11, 2024 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Already played some DnD and looking for a game to join? Give this one-session-long adventure a try! 

    D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which your characters explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Meet new players as you undertake an adventure in this popular game! 

    For this adventure, you must build your own Level 2 character, so you must register at least 6 days in advance to create your character and submit their character-sheet for DM approval before game-day. Late registrants will be assigned a random pre-generated character. 

    Ages: 12-18

    Note: this session is a repeat of the adventure played on April 13th, so if you played that session, it would not be as fun knowing the puzzles and enemies ahead of time. Keep an eye out for a new game coming up later! 

  • Monday May 13, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Many wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low-hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online. ​

  • Monday May 13, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Learn to create beautiful, delicate, raised images from paper strips. You’ll use a few basic tools to wind the paper strips into coils to create a flower note card.

    Supplies will be provided.

  • Tuesday May 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grandkids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup. You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, tornado, hard disk failure, making an unintended change to a file, or a wayward finger deleting a file.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.

  • Tuesday May 14, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Participez à des rencontres sociales pour discuter d’une grande variété de livres sélectionnés par les membres du club de lecture. Cette activité est ouverte à tous. Les personnes inscrites ont la responsabilité d’obtenir un exemplaire du livre à lire ou à écouter.

    Le livre du mois est Première enquête de Maigret par Georges Simenon.

  • Tuesday May 14, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2024 - 10:00am

    Adults are welcome to join us for a cozy paint night. Follow our step-by-step instructions and create a work of art that you can be proud of. The art work will measure 12.5"x9.2" in size and all supplies will be provided. Come in and have fun! Painting is beginner friendly. 

  • Night Owls Book Club

    Thursdays, May 16, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2024 - 10:00am

    New to independent reading?

    Join our family book club and discover great reading suggestions to get you started and keep you going. 

    We will share favorites, listen to read-alouds and participate in book-related art activities.

    For kids ages 6-8 and their adult reading partner.

  • Banner reading "Dried Flower Suncatchers at the Beaverbrook Branch"

    Saturday May 18, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Celebrate sunny days ahead by hanging a kaleidoscope of natural materials in your window. Join us at the Beaverbrook Branch for a beautiful craft, calm atmosphere, and good conversation.